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A new river road could help revitalize the Lower Schuylkill

Southwest Philadelphia preps for a big boost from a proposed greenway along the river; PIDC has issued an RFP.

All Aboard: Urban train stations redeveloped as neighborhood amenities

Transit hubs across the country have the potential to be more than just places we pass through on our way to somewhere else -- all it takes it a little imagination.

Gallery-worthy bike racks to sprout in Center City Philadelphia

Thanks a Knight Arts Challenge grant, cyclists will have interesting new places to lock up.

Second Comcast tower will transform Philly's skyline

The largest private development project in PA history will not only be very tall, it will also redefine the modern office tower. 

An Entrepreneur's Exit Interview: Sarah Van Aken ends SA VA on her own terms

Late last year, one of Philly's most high-profile and innovative small business owners decided to shut her doors. Turns out the end of a business can tell us just as much about the city's entrepreneurial ecosystem as the beginning.

From dream to drink: How to start a craft brewery in Pennsylvania

Launching a microbrewery is nowhere near as lucrative or romantic as many beer geeks think. But for those intent on chasing the sudsy glory, we've got some insider advice.

Developer Bart Blatstein buys coveted lot on Broad Street

What will this big news mean for an essential piece of Philly real estate? And can an envisioned seasonal Arts Market move forward?

Holiday Hiatus and an Editor's Farewell

As we shuffle off for our two-week holiday break, our managing editor says goodbye as he transitions from covering entrepreneurs to becoming one.

Shared Success: Could the Next Airbnb come from Pennsylvania?

The rise of the sharing economy has created a new class of entrepreneurs who are monetizing everything from tool swaps to unused parking spots.

Greenbuild Brings Global Design Leaders, More to Philadelphia

On November 20,  Philadelphia hosted the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, a week long celebration of sustainable building that attracted top thinkers from around the world.

Sophisticated, Sustainable, Affordable: Philly's Innovative Folsom Powerhouse is underway

This new real estate development combines slick design with green architecture, affordability.

Why Aquaponics Could be Urban Farming's Ace in the Hole

This growing movement, which produces fish and fresh produce in a semi-closed system, offers tremendous advantages in areas low on space and fresh water.

Funeral for a Home: Art/Advocacy Project Focuses on Philly Demolition Problems

A team from Temple is capturing a neighborhood's collective memory, and planning for a lot's post-demolition future.

Philadelphia's Freshest Cultural Institution Opens its Doors

The organization's new waterfront headquarters is now hosting shows, but the former pumping station's transformation into arts hub/waterfront dining destination/hip event space is still a work in progress.

Q&A: Michelle Feldman, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

She has been helping clean up a historic, beloved part of the city for years, and now is leading the charge to reduce litter and waste and spur community improvement across Philadelphia.
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